Thursday, December 09, 2010

My Mercury Cougar no more go VROOM!

Well it had to happen sooner or later, but my car is officially DOA.

It can be driven short distances, but nothing much else. I have a 2000 Mercury Cougar which is Sapphire Blue, but now is just sitting. Just after dropping $280 for brakes & pads, the engine decides it wants to be a problem. Seems that while it is idle, the RPM's drop to 250 ( should be a min of 750 idle) and then stalls. If I am drive a steady pace, she is fine. Otherwise, DOA and a money pit.

Here is a picture I found on the net of it (missing the rear Spoiler, but the same otherwise) :

I figured after moving up to Maryland and the Winters would take it's toll on her and it did. While she sits in the parking lot, I am carpooling with my wife. We are planning to donate her as a tax write off before the year ends as I am sure she would not fetch much of a trade in.

Now the search is on for a new car, I guess I know what I am getting for Christmas.

If anyone has any ideas on a new car (looking for small SUV or Car), let me know. Here is what we are thinking of as a possible replacement that is under $22k

  • Scion xB / xD
  • Toyota Matrix / Camery / Corolla / Tribute
  • VW Jetta
  • Kia Soul / Sportage
  • Hyundai Tuscon
What I really hope to do is make it a Itasha Car using Yoko from Gurren Lagann - dreams - like below.


  1. LOL even though your wife loves you think she would apprive of a car covered in her? I have to admit as much as I love Yoko and many other anime characters my love of them falls short when it comes to covering my car in them.

  2. @lovelyduckie ~ she would not have an issue with it =)

  3. lol that car is awesome. I want to make a Haruhi Suzumiya car!

  4. @Seantaku ~ need to get the car first =)

  5. uhhh just cuz it doesnt hold idle doesnt mean anythings wrong with the engine usually its something simple or a sensor,


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